Update September 3rd: More update links here.
Update August 29th: The Australian (of all places!) has more details, here.
For readers who have followed the tale of President Obama’s African Aunt Zeituni who was found to be living illegally in the US in 2008 (she had been ordered deported, but never left) and was ultimately granted asylum (from what persecution never was made clear, but she had great lawyers!), here comes incredible news.
Obama had mentioned Uncle Omar in Dreams from My Father (written with the help of Bill Ayers), but his whereabouts in the US (or even whether he was alive) were not known until last week when he turned up in a near miss accident with a police cruiser.
He told police he wanted to call the White House!
A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.
He was later charged with DUI among other violations. I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: “I think I will call the White House.”
According to article, federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement has warrant for his arrest and ICE previously ordered him to be deported back to Kenya. In the meantime, a judge has not set bail on the driving charges but ordered that he be held on the ICE warrant.
Lucky for Uncle Omar that his nephew just unilaterally gave amnesty to anyone not committing a major crime.
By the way, Obama’s relationship with his supposed beloved Aunt is a strange one—here in 2009 she complained that he doesn’t invite her to family gatherings.